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The Influence Vince Carter Had on the Toronto Raptors

While Canadian hockey has influenced the NHL and the wider world, it has been a steeper slope for basketball to pick up popularity in the great North. Fortunately, Vince Carter was able to play a pivotal role in developing Canadian basketball before moving on to new pastures. Although he left in 2004, Carter’s contribution will … Read more

Ranking the greatest individual seasons in Toronto Raptors history – Part 1

A constant debate among basketball fans is over which player is the greatest of all time; the greatest of their era, or the greatest of their team’s history? In the Toronto Raptors’ short 25 years of existence, there have been many great players who have come and gone through the organization, but who is in … Read more

Vinsanity Again: Pleasure vs. Practicality

Earlier this week, Vince Carter agreed to a one-year-deal to return to the Atlanta Hawks for his last NBA season, which will make him the only NBA player to have played in 4 different decades. Though his services as a player may not have been in high demand this offseason, he should be highly sought … Read more

Vince Carter, Bismack Biyombo, and Other Free Agents The Raptors Should Target If Kawhi Re-Signs

It’s the evening of July 3rd. You’re sitting in front of the TV playing 2K, getting ready for Summer League like the rest of us. You get a text, then 50 more. You check Twitter. WOJ BOMB! He stay! You had somewhat expected it, after seeing that he bought a house in Toronto, signed up … Read more

4 Bounces at the Buzzer, then there were 4 – Game Recap & Looking Forward

Classic Moments The world is still buzzing after Kawhi Leonard’s series clinching buzzer beater. The shot, heard around the world. Vindication for 18 years of what-ifs after Vince Carter missed an eerily similar shot versus the 76ers in the conference semis. 4 bounces. Then there were 4. 4 teams to battle it out for the … Read more

Remaining Free Agent Targets for the Raptors

Amidst all of the rumours of a potential Kawhi Leonard trade, it seems many Raptors fans have been ignoring another route that could be available to improve the team. The Raptors have yet to use any of their taxpayer mid-level exception (MLE) valued at $5.29 million. While there aren’t any Leonard-level players who are going to … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors beat lowly Knicks

The Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 93-89 on Sunday Night in a game that was a lot closer than it should have been. DeMar DeRozan led the way with 27 points, while Kyle Lowry was 4 of 7 from downtown where he scored 12 of his 15 points. On the other side, Carmelo … Read more

Post Game Report Card: Raptors survive Grizzlies, sweeping season series

The Toronto Raptors barely defeat the injury-riddled Memphis Grizzlies, 99-95, sweeping the season series. Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas led the team to a scrappy victory- improving the team’s record to 51-24. The All Star backcourt combined for 49 points and Valanciunas boasted a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Norman Powell and Terrence Ross provided key offence down the stretch, … Read more

Evaluating the promising future of basketball in Canada

Basketball in Canada is often overlooked. Many individuals forget that origins of the sport tie deep into Canada. However, some are totally oblivious to just how deep basketball roots run in Canada. It was December of 1891 when physical instructor, Canadian James Naismith invented the game. It was initially meant to keep track athletes in shape. Fast forward … Read more